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Softbank Hawks: Soichiro Tateoka willing to give the outfield a try

by on Jan.11, 2012 @ 2:51 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Shota Takeda and 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto want to gain weight -- they are both 187cm tall and currently weigh 87kg and 82kg respectively.


Soichiro Tateoka, currently working out with Yuichi Honda, told reporters on Tuesday that he was thinking about giving the outfield a try in order to increase his chances for playing time.  It seems he is also approaching this season as his last chance to make it as a professional player.


Honda wants to give something back to Ureshino, Saga and is thinking about a number of options, including a donation of some sort.  Honda also paid for (or is thinking about paying for) training equipment that will be used in a facility inside the Ureshino General Sports Park (Miyuki) Baseball Stadium.